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Kari Lizer

Kari Lizer

American actress
Kari Lizer
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Quick Facts

Intro American actress
Is Actor Television actor Screenwriter Film actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 26 August 1961, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Age 59 years
Star sign VirgoVirgo
Spouse: Robert Romanus
The details


Kari Lizer (born August 26, 1961) is an American actress, writer, and producer. She was the creator and executive producer of the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine. In May 2010, CBS cancelled Old Christine after five seasons. Upon its cancellation, Lizer slammed the network and suggested the decision to cancel the show was sexist. Previously, she had been co-executive producer of Will & Grace for three years.

Lizer also created the comedy Maggie Winters.

As an actress, Lizer played Cassie Phillips on Matlock, Diana Benedict on Sunday Dinner, and Chris Burgess on The Van Dyke Show.

In April 2020, Lizer released her first book, Aren't You Forgetting Someone?: Essays from My Mid-Life Revenge.

Selected filmography

As actress

  • Will & Grace (5 episodes 2001–2004)
  • Breast Men (1997)
  • Diagnosis Murder - Episode - Death By Extermination - Lena Prossor (1994)
  • Weird Science (5 episodes 1994–1996)
  • Quantum Leap (episode #5; "How the Tess Was Won" – 1989)
  • The Van Dyke Show - Chris Burgess (1988)
  • Matlock - Cassie Phillips (1987–1988)
  • Growing Pains - Episode: Born Free - Stewardess (1987)
  • Matlock - Episode - The Angel - Margaret Danello (AKA Angel) (1986)
  • Gotcha! - Muffy (1985)
  • Private School (1983)
  • Smokey Bites the Dust (1981)
  • Father Dowling Mysteries - Episode - The Substitute Sister Mystery - Vickie (1991)

As director

  • Man with a Plan (1 episode 2019)

As writer

  • My Village (TBA)
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (88 episodes 2006–2010)
  • Will & Grace (13 episodes 2000–2004)
  • Maggie Winters (16 episodes 1998–1999)
  • Weird Science (14 episodes 1994–1997)
  • Benders (1994)

As producer

  • My Village (TBA)
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–2010)
  • Will & Grace (2000–2004)
  • Maggie Winters (1998–1999)
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